Author Archives: Elyssa Conley

The Twirl Technique

For the October Education Night, Elyssa presented the twirl technique.  This technique uses a number of different Photoshop filters to create abstract, digital images.  The basic method to create a twirl starts with bringing a photograph into Photoshop. First run the Mezzotint filter, then zoom blur, duplicate the layer.  Next, run the Twirl filter on each layer in opposite directions followed by changing the blending modes of the layers to bring out different colors and patterns.  After demonstrating the basic technique, Elyssa went over some advanced variations of the process.  A more detailed tutorial by Pure Emotions Photography can be seen HERE

Circle Theme

The optional theme for the October image review was Circle.  It was wonderful to see the different interpretations of this category from the group members.  The images presented for review varied from straight photographs of circular objects to highly post-processed images that became a circle.

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In the October Education meeting, Elyssa did a presentation on the Twirl technique used to create the image shown above.

Natick Artists Open Studios is this weekend: Oct. 15-16, 2016

If you live in the Natick area, you probably know how great the Natick Artists Open Studios is.  For those who aren’t in the know, this weekend is your chance to see first hand all of the great, local talent in Natick. This talented group of more than 70 people have contributed to downtown Natick achieving cultural district status.

Why are we sharing this with  you?  Because four New England Light Painters artists are participating again this year.  Not only will you be able to see a wide range of amazing art of all genres, but you will have the opportunity to meet NELP photographers: David Kahn, Virge Lorents, Wanda Metcalf and Elyssa Conley.

NAOS will take place this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to meeting you.

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You may view the full size brochure here